Windows 7 permissions

  kimtrnc 13:44 17 Dec 2009
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I am the sole user of my PC. I am an administrator. & will not allow me to change a pssword file. Any ideas, please?

TIA

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  BurrWalnut 14:25 17 Dec 2009

I don’t know what you mean by ‘Password’ file but try taking ownership by right-clicking the folder, select Properties > Security Tab > Advanced at the bottom > Owner Tab > Edit > Highlight your username and put a tick in ‘Replace owner on subcontainers…’ and Apply > OK. You will only have the ‘Replace owner on subcontainers…’ box for folders not files. Click Yes when you receive the Security pop-up window then click OK to the Close/Reopen message. Make a note of the previous owner in case you want to change it back.

Now go back to the Properties > Security Tab. Click Edit > Add. Type in your User Account Name in the box under Enter the objects name to select. Click on Check Names > OK. Click on your User Account Name to highlight it. Check the box for Full Control > Apply and OK etc.

  kimtrnc 15:19 17 Dec 2009

Thankyou Burr - I will try those carefully made instructions. The particular password file belongs to an open source vpn program which lives in the Config file and saves me having to login everytime I use the program.
Will report back if/when your clever instructions succeed.

  kimtrnc 15:20 17 Dec 2009

Thankyou Burr - I will try those carefully made instructions. The particular password file belongs to an open source vpn program which lives in the Config file and saves me having to login everytime I use the program.
Will report back if/when your clever instructions succeed.

  Technocrate 10:41 22 Apr 2010

Microsoft support engineers cannot help you retrieve passwords of files and features in Microsoft products that are lost or forgotten

For more information regarding lost passwords please visit the Knowledge Base Article below:
click here

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